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'Meditation' back at Central Library thanks to generous gift

The generosity of a City of Wolverhampton born businessman has made Wolverhampton Central Library the permanent home for one of the Wolves in Wolves pack.

(l-r): Councillor John Reynolds, Sharron Byard, Principal Libraries Manager (South East) and Central, Nigel James Kilworth, Alan Degg, and (front) Paul Darke of the Outside Centre, with Meditation
'Meditation' back at Central Library

Alan Degg, owner of Hilton Main Construction, successfully bid £1,000 for Meditation at last month's auction of the wolves from the largest public art event ever to take place in the city.

Meditation, designed by local artist Nigel James Kilworth, was on show at Central Library during the summer's popular trail of 40 colourful wolves sculptures across Wolverhampton.

Alan, aged 51, has now decided to donate it to the library, where it will take pride of place on the ground floor.

He said: "I wanted to give something back to the city. I love Wolverhampton and its people and it felt right to bring Meditation back home to the library."

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, added: "We are thrilled that not only has Alan helped the project raise money for its chosen charities but he has donated the wolf to the city's Central Library for all to enjoy.

"The wolves really captured people's imaginations this summer showcasing the city to visitors and helping to put the city on the map as a cultural centre, the whole project has been a howling success."

The auction raised £35,440 for local arts charity Outside Centre and the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Elias Mattu's chosen charities.

  • released: Friday 22 December, 2017